WAVO is a small organization that grew out of volunteers working together in a village in Ghana. In total, we feed and provide accommodation for 30 children and sponsor them in attending school. We make a real difference in educating the children of the village, ensuring they have a happy childhood and a bright future. After over a decade of support, 6 of the kids recently graduated college, which is a wonderful achievement for them.
Our organization has been working with the same individuals for over 16 years in Tafo. This allows us to offer a safe, supported way to see a fantastic country and meet some remarkable people.
What type of host are you? 🏡
What are you looking for help with?
- Charity Work/Fundraising 💰
- Teaching/Language Exchange 🧑🏫
- Farming/Gardening 🌿🐄
- Health/Medical/Assistance 👩⚕️🩺
- Sport ⚽
What’s the mission of your community? 🎯
WAVO’s mission is to improve the lives of West Africans, primarily those living in poverty. We’ve partnered with a fantastic, grass-roots organization named UVO in Kwahu-Tafo, Ghana to provide opportunities for international volunteers.
Volunteers with disabilities ♿
Volunteers with disabilities are welcome ♿ ✅
How many volunteers could you host? 🎎
I can host Groups of volunteers
When would you need volunteers? 📅
How many hours of help per day? ⏱
4-5 hours of help per day
How many days of help per week? 🌒
4 days of help per week – 3 days off
Note about the volunteer work and other expectations 📝
We are serving several projects within Tafo village, including a football academy, cultural centre, Sekmonds girls’ club, and the schools. As a volunteer, you can choose which areas you would like to help with depending on your skills and interests.
Are accommodation and food included? 🏠🍜
Food and accommodation are included in the fees – see fees transparency section
What type of accommodation can you provide? 🏕
- Private Room 🔑
- Private room for a couple 🎎
Diet – nutrition information 🥗🥤
We have a cook on-site for the children and volunteers so any dietary needs can be accommodated.
Fees transparency 🆓🔍
Approximately $75 US per week or ￡65 GBP
Fees cover food and accommodation for your stay.
VISA – could you provide Visa support/info/invitation letters? 🛂
Yes, we can help with Visa/invitation letters ✅
Volunteers’ benefits 🏆🏅
- High level of trust with our partner organization (16+ years)
- Variety of projects to participate in: education, sports, culture, religion
- 100% volunteer organization – all donations go towards the kids
- Ghana is an interesting and safe country for travel
- Housing included, and we can arrange for as much support as you need – you can tell us how much you prefer
What to do in your free time 🚴🚣🦒
Opportunities to see local waterfalls, caves, parks, and cultural sites. Many people would be interested in showing volunteers various local sights and events based on your interests.
How to get to your site ✈ 🗺
Fly into Accra and then we can arrange for someone to meet you at the airport for transport into the city or our nearby village, Tafo.
Is there internet access? 🌐
“Paying guests” Option. Could you accommodate “solidarity” tourists? 🎎
Yes, we can accommodate eco/responsible tourists & paying guests 👌(Learn more)
CONTACT DETAILS 🔍📧
If you are interested in volunteering at WAVO, please use one of the following contacts.
Fb Page: https://www.facebook.com/west.african.volunteer.organization
West African Volunteer Organization (Wavo)
Host Email ✉
See more photos from Wavo:
Wavo volunteer program kids